Dementia Support Worker

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Derbyshire

Salary: £19,964 - £20,770 depending on skills and experience

Working Hours: 35 per week

Closing Date: 24 January 2020

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Susan O'Malley - Susan.OMalley@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Support Worker

Reference: VAC1081

Please note the deadline for submitting applications for this vacancy is 5pm on the closing date.

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

The Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support service involves dedicated members of staff providing information and guidance to people with dementia or their Carers and wider family or friends. While also helping people understand dementia, cope with day to day living and preparing for the future.

As a Dementia Support Worker you will have the rewarding opportunity to provide support and guidance to people with dementia and their Carers; helping to maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, and putting them more control of their lives. The service is unique to each service user as it is based upon their personal circumstances and support needs.

You will offer support and guidance to your clients in a variety of ways, at service offices or at other locations, face to face, by phone, letter or email. You will also assist service users to access other services, providing signposting and referrals, as well as facilitating support groups and other group activities.

About you

We are looking for an individual who possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with an understanding of dementia and the needs of those living with dementia and their Carers. Your ability to assess client needs along with the understanding of the need for client confidentially is essential to providing a valuable and worthwhile service. To be successful in this role you will have excellent non-judgmental communication skills as well as strong organisational and time management skills. Good IT skills and experience working with databases is also essential.

Due to the nature of this role you will be required to travel independently across all of Derbyshire. As a home-based worker, you will be required to attend a range of meetings at the Nottingham office as and when required. Flexible working across Derbyshire is essential. A DBS disclosure will be required.

If you have the qualities we’re looking for and are passionate about improving the quality of life for people with dementia, then we want to hear from you.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

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